Omicron cases in the country have crossed five and a half thousand. People's concerns about this have started increasing. This variant has started taking children too, about which people are in a lot of panic. Meanwhile, AIIMS doctors have said that this variant is also effective on children and unvaccinated children are more prone to it but it is not a very serious disease. He said that children are quickly falling prey to Omicron.
In view of the impact of Omicron on children, an interactive webinar session on 'Managing Children with COVID-19' is being organized by the Union Health Ministry in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences. In this, the doctors of AIIMS, Delhi took part on Thursday. During this, he told why children are falling prey to Omicron. The throat and upper respiratory tract of children are much smaller than those of adults. Omicron is taking this part first. Children who have low immunity, they fall prey to it quickly.
So far more than three crore teenagers have taken the first dose
The pace of vaccination is progressing very fast in the country. Along with adults, now adolescents are also being vaccinated at a rapid pace. So far, the first dose of corona vaccine has been given to more than 30 million adolescents across the country. Let us inform that the vaccination campaign for adolescents started on January 3. So far more than three crore 15 lakh children have registered themselves for vaccination.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also congratulated the children on receiving three crore doses of corona. He had tweeted saying that more than three crore youth in the age group of 15 to 18 have received the first dose of corona vaccine. He appealed to all the eligible youth to get vaccinated at the earliest.